Some of the photographers I interview are making a rock-solid 6-figures and some have not made much of anything yet.
I think I know why.
When I coach anyone, one of my first questions is “what are your goals?”
And, what’s stopping you? Knowing the obstacles is just as valuable.
Some start blaming, whining, complaining. Not taking any responsibility.
Riding the pity party train….heading no where.
NO where…..so, my question to you is:
What do you want to create? What is your vision for your photography business?
It’s amazing how the answers are all over the place. But here’s the interesting thing.
The photographers who are making more have some very specific and common practices.
One, they have goals.
Two, they take action.
And three, when their actions flop, they don’t take it the wrong way.
For example, when you act on a goal, and it fails, you have THREE ways to look at that fail:
2-Repeat the same behavior
3-Change your approach
In other words, you learn from the fail, making the fail a valuable stepping stone.
Where else you gonna get this kind of education? Your failures now have become your best lessons.
If you choose to look at it that way.
Set a goal that is SPECIFIC (exactly how much do you want to make and what markets do you want to go after).
It’s amazing how your brain starts to come up with solutions when it has a specific goal to reach.
Next, set a goal that is MEASURABLE (when exactly will you achieve your goal). You must set timelines to achieve your goals – it’s mandatory.
Create a system, a series of steps you can take to get you closer to your goals. List every possible step, every possible action, working with everything you have available to you right here, right now.
Get off the train.
And finally, when you do make it, keep your feet firmly planted on the ground. Don’t be a jerk.
Success and money can do that to some folks…..but not you…
In the forum I posted a presentation and some forms for you to download. I have in my life never found more practical and useful information.
And it’s right there.
Yours in photography and success,